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Rescue Me: Season 1 (2004)




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The lives of the men who comprise New York City Fire Department Ladder Company 62 are explored, both in the firehouse and at home, focusing largely on Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary), who often sees the ghost of his cousin, firefighter Jimmy Keefe, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks, as well as the haunting visages of various people he failed to save over the course of his career.


Denis Leary
as Tommy Gavin
James McCaffrey
as Jimmy Keefe
Daniel Sunjata
as Franco Rivera
John Scurti
as Lt. Kenny `Lou' Shea
Steven Pasquale
as Sean Garrity
Andrea Roth
as Janet Gavin
Michael Lombardi
as Mike Siletti
Jack McGee
as Chief Jerry Reilly
Diane Farr
as Laura Miles
Charles Durning
as Tommy's father
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Critic Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

With its dark, scabrous wit and hand-held camerawork, Rescue Me recalls that gem of a cop show Homicide: Life on the Street.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

As perfect as Leary is in some ways to play the wounded and angry working man in midlife crisis, it is a one-note act.

July 21, 2004 | Full Review…

It's not a nice show, but it's so damn good.

March 14, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Rescue Me is a daring, unflinching show and it is unafraid to expose the not always pretty particulars of firehouse culture and the more fallible side of those we count on to save us.

July 21, 2004 | Full Review…

Rescue Me truly is ambitious. It may or may not fulfill its evident promise every week, but viewers should exult that another series is at least grasping for greatness.

July 21, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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